family Canidae


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Related to family Canidae: order Carnivora, genus Canis, family Felidae
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Noun1.family Canidae - dogsfamily Canidae - dogs; wolves; jackals; foxes  
mammal family - a family of mammals
Carnivora, order Carnivora - cats; lions; tigers; panthers; dogs; wolves; jackals; bears; raccoons; skunks; and members of the suborder Pinnipedia
canid, canine - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
Canis, genus Canis - type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
wild dog - any of various undomesticated mammals of the family Canidae that are thought to resemble domestic dogs as distinguished from jackals or wolves
Cuon, Cyon, genus Cuon, genus Cyon - Asiatic wild dog
Dusicyon, genus Dusicyon - crab-eating dog
genus Lycaeon, Lycaeon - African hunting dog
Alopex, genus Alopex - arctic foxes
genus Urocyon, Urocyon - grey foxes
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Members of the Family Canidae are usually characterised by high mobility and vagility, ethological characteristics that result in low levels of geographical genetic differentiation (Dalen et al.
ORDER Family Species DIDELPHIMORPHIA Family Didelphidae Didelphis aurita Wied-Neuwied, 1826 CINGULATA Family Dasypodidae Dasypus novemcinctus Linnaeus, 1758 CARNIVORA Family Canidae Canis lupus familiaris Linnaeus, 1758 Cerdocyon thous (Linnaeus, 1766) Family Felidae Leopardus pardalis (Linnaeus, 1758) Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771) Family Procyonidae Procyon cancrivorus (G.